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Q: keyboard dead after motherboard upgrade

Hi everyone!

I just set up a new PC:
* Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5
* AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
* 1 GB DDR2 400 RAM

After setting everything up I did the first test run (without HDD) and the bios started up ok without any errors (except "no hdd"). Now, what puzzles me is that the keyboard does not work. Neither via USB, nor on PS/2. I've tried two keyboards with the sames results: no response to any input, the num and caps lock lights stay off, no matter what I do.
On my existing PC, both keyboards work fine.

I'm a bit worried now that I might have damaged the processor or motherboard during installation.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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I got an hp slimline as a present last year for my first year in college, I was introduced to gaming and I've been through upgrading my computer.

Computer came with oem hp vista, later hp sent me a free upgrade to 7. Their disk says it only works on hp computers..

So i installed it, no problem, so I buy a new psu, Case, gpu off newegg and install them, but somewhere in the process I fried my mobo. A friend confirmed this and I just ordered a new asus mobo off newegg.

So I know my os won't work off the hdd, totally dif chipsets. So what are my options here? Can I install it off the hp disk? The computer didn't come with a vista disk, so I can't use that. But than ms offers a 30 dollar generic upgrade disk if you have a student discount, so I could do that if worst comes to worst

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I'm assuming this was already out of warranty for tech support and hardware replacement since HP could have done all of this for you otherwise.

Thanks to MS, the Vista-to-Win7 Upgrade kits required manufacturers to provide a clean copy Win7 install DVD rather than a Recovery Disk with factory bloatware. We have helped many clean install the DVD from boot even after wiping Vista from the HD.

And there have been reports that some of the DVD's were used on other computers, even other makes. It has never been made clear if they are OEM media which locks to the mobo once installed, or Upgrade version which is retail and can migrate. I just checked the Acer upgrade I clean installed from Upgrade Kit DVD here and it has no "OEM" in the Product ID string shown on Control Panel>Properties page.

So it is worth a try to reinstall on the new mobo, even make the call to MS to attempt phone activation on the possibility it might be retail Upgrade and allowed to migrate. For OEM locked to mobo, there are periodic reports that MS even makes exceptions for replaced mobos when asked nicely, so that could work in your favor.

Finally, I would even try calling HP tech support as a last resort to ask them if they can help. You can usually get enough information about whether or how some thing is doable that puts you on your way even if you are out of warranty. Be polite and determined.

Others will have further ideas.

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Dear all, To resolve issues with USB I updated the BIOS of the Z440 workstation to v2.31.After the upgrade, the PS2 keyboard is not functioning anymore.Is this  a known issue ?Is a solution available ?WR, Kees

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I don´t have an answer but i did also upgrade my BIOS in my Z440 to v2.31 yesterday and my USB connected keyborad still works as expected. So if you have an USB keyboard you should at least be able to use the machine until the issue is solved.

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Hii upgraded my mother board and i am running into a problem.

When the system first starts my mouse and keyboard are on (lights are on and all).if i hit delete i can enter bios and my keyboard responds fine. but once my system gets past the initial start up phases (motherboard logo, post screen) and raches windows login screen my keyboard shuts off and will not respond. I have both types of keyboards, usb and serial, and niether work past that point.

I cant even log into windows brcuase due to the mb upgrade it wants me to validate the windows xp. I called windows and they said that they will give me a new id code, but i cant type it in to the validation screen becuase of this keyboard problem. So now i am at a stale mate.. is there anyone out there that can elp me out?

Wasper

Pent 4 , 2.8 Ghz
875ao2-6ekrs foxconn mb
nvidia fx5600 256mb
1.5 Ghz pc3200 ddr ram
 

A:problem with keyboard after motherboard upgrade

The only time I have seen this happen is when the Ps2 pins for the keyboard have been bent and shorting out somehow, the usb keyboard probably won't work if windows is not activated.
 

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Hello everyone

I gave my PC to my 13 yrs niece, she used for only 2 days and boom! The whole thing dropped dead

I have been using for almost 2 year without any major problems

The spec:

- PIII 700MHz (overclocked to 867MHz)
- 256MB PC133 SDRAM (was on 512MB but I took out 256MB when I gave it away)
- Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-6VX7-4X, chipset VT82C694X (VIA Apollo Pro 133A) - VT82C686A
- Inno3D GeForce2 MX200 64MB DDRAM
- The rest is just standard CDROM (52X), FDD & 20GB HDD
- 300W PSU, I have taken the extra fan in the back of the PC out when I gave the PC to my niece.
- Was running Windows 98 but I installed XP Home Ed 'coz my niece likes it.

According to my niece - when I asked her what happened? - It was "working fine last night but... not today..." *sigh*, after lot of promises that I won't get crossed if she tell me the true, she said she was playing CD music then the machine hang, so she put restart, done that a few times and then the whole thing gone *sighhhhhh*

Now when it turned on, no signal sending to the screen (screen stay at black - standby mode), although the CPU fan, the graphic card fan & PSU fan still running, the orange light on motherboard is on per normal, no beeping at all from the m/b to indicate that something has gone wrong (i.e. RAM is not working), light in the front panel is not light up, when I press the "Reset" button, I can see the green light underneath the HDD is turn on then off.

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I need some serious help...
The other day i was sitting by my computer and it was on, then all of the sudden..... Dead. It just turned off. my apartment complex seems to have power issues and i am dumb and do not have a surge protector. at first i figured it was my power supply and i took it to best buy to get it checked and they told me it was dead. so i bought a new thermaltake 500 watt power supply and put it in....nothing.
Did i not connect it right? there are no lights, even on the mobo. i made sure all of the connections were tight. i also took out my ram, video card, sound card, disconected my ide cables to the cd drives, disconnected my hard drive and nothing. also, i tried to jump the power switch to the motherboard but not sure if i did it right.
specs:
gigabyte K89S ultra-939
geforce 6600gt
amd 64
160 somethin gigs ram

also my nvidia graphics drivers kept crashing for months before this happened and i would have to reinstall them alot, dont kknow if this will help
i dont really have money to get it looked at so any help would be greatly appreciated thanks!
 

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I`m afraid it does sound like your mobo is fried. It`s not uncommon for a psu to fail and take the mobo with it.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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how about a hard drive that doesnt beep and unable to get a display... but is set to boot from the floppy.. the monitor works on other pcs
 

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Hi, My motherboard died a little while ago (i think a week)  and then i decided to upgrad ewhile im at it but can/will acer give me a new copy of windows or is there still windows on the harddrive?

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Hello, The Windows version of your desktop is an OEM pre-installed version (erecovery media). It works only with your Acer motherboard. They are linked.That will not work with another motherboard. You can order the Acer spare part from your Acer store. Microsoft OEM Partner Center: "Generally, an end user can upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on a computer?except the motherboard?and still retain the license for the original Microsoft OEM operating system software. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created. Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred to the new computer, and the license of new operating system software is required. If the motherboard is replaced because it is defective, you do not need to acquire a new operating system license for the PC as long as the replacement motherboard is the same make/model or the same manufacturer's replacement/equivalent, as defined by the manufacturer's warranty."

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How do you know if a motherboard is dead because I've had problems with my old computer were it kept on restarting after every 5 seconds.
The CD Drive was making the sound it usually does when I turn the computer on, it just did it every 5 seconds...
The monitor wouldn't even try to come onso I wouldn't even be able to get into BIOS. The lights on the keyboard and mouse wouldn't come on either.
I've already bought a new computer (it was time to get a new one anyways...) but I was just wondering what would cause a computer to restart every 5 seconds like that and what I should do if it ever happens again.
 

A:Dead motherboard?

Except for the infernal eMachines, Packard Bell, and Sony desktops, It is actually quite rare for a motherboard to fail, unless you have been using it as a gamer, with a lot of resultant heat.
Motherboard failures at our shop, are actually one of these, in order: Bad memory, bad video graphics card, bad optical drive, bad power supply, bad cpu fan, bad thermal paste not allowing adequate cooling (this can be too much or too little thermal paste), bad cable, bad PCI component in a PCI slot (modem, sound card, usb card, firewire card, ethernet card). These should all be checked before you toss out the board...
If you have an eMachines, you can pretty much assume the board is bad, along with the power supply... which is also true of Packard Bell... and once in a while, the Sony.
The PCChips boards are also pretty fragile.
I would start by testing your power supply in another machine, or putting another power supply in your machine... then finding a way to test the memory in another machine if the power supply does not help.
 

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Hello all,
My question is, I have a desktop comp., I builded it myself in 2010. Couple a days ago I went to turn it on and nothing happens. Already check for power and is getting power from the outlet, replaced the power supply and still nothing. Checked the power button on the case and nothing. I have a green light on the MB on when is connected to the outlet, but, it won't turn on. I believe is the Motherboard but how would I know to make sure?. The MB is an Intel motherboard, I don't know if is a good MB, anyways, the computer already have almost 6 years. Any advice will be appreciate.
Thanks
 

A:Motherboard dead?

The only way to be a 100% sure is to have it tested by a computer repair shop.

You didn't post any model numbers so we don't even have a clue as to what you have or if the motherboard is good or not.
 

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I have the aforementioned computer with a motherboard (da0u81mb6c0 rev c) that is not powering on. I think the fuse has blown because their was a spillage on it which blew a capacitor. I'm just wondering if somebody can identify the part no.s as there are no markings on them, so that (obviously) I can order the parts and hopefully fix the motherboard. Any help much appreciated. Thanks beforehand. Regards Sev

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Hi, I have a 1 yr old emachines et1161-05 running windows 7. Currently it is totally dead. No response when power button is pushed. No clicks, No whirs, No lights. Nothing. Power supply has been tested as OK. Is it a dead motherboard? bios? battery? CPU?
thanks
 

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Hi, I have a 1 yr old emachines et1161-05 running windows 7. Currently it is totally dead. No response when power button is pushed. No clicks, No whirs, No lights. Nothing. Power supply has been tested as OK. Is it a dead motherboard? bios? battery? CPU?
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How did you test the Power Supply?
 

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I bought a new motherboard and 550 psu yesterday. Got home plugged everything in - LCD on front of tower says no power. The psu fan doesn't spin, the cpu fan is dead - no activity at all. It just sits there like a massive doorstop.

I've tried clear CMOS I've checked all my leads and connectors. Can anyone help me figure out weather this is a m/b problem or a psu problem?

It's a gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 motherboard with 1gb DDR400 memory. My processor is a AMD Athlon XP 3200.
 

A:New motherboard - dead???

do you have another psu you could put in there and see if it is that or vise versa. :bounce:
 

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I own a home built PC, rather old, specs are in my signature below. been running smoothly and one day I came home to find the PC dead. Last it was seen alive, my son was playing a video game and the screen went out, but the computer sounded like it was still running. I came home from work, turned it off to reboot it. When I went to start it again, I got nothing. Unplugged the PSU, plugged it back in, flipped on the computer, hit the start button on the front of the case, nothing. I have an brand new power supply (480 W) still in the box, so I took that out, switched out PSUs, and again nothing. I watched the fans in the case, and when I hit the start button the fans looked like they wanted to come on, and still nothing. Not even a weak attempt to start.

I'm assuming that since I tried a brand new PSU out of the box that it's probably NOT the power supply, but where else is the problem? Is it likely the mobo, CPU? I'd like some guidance before I commit to the new mobo and quad core processor. My mobo's over three years old so i won't be RMAing it, and the processor is slightly over the three year mark.
 

A:Is it my PSU or my motherboard that is dead?

I would go with a bad motherboard, but one of the PCI cards like a NIC or modem might have failed... even the video card can cause this
 

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I have an old HP laptop from 2009 (G61-320US ? Windows 10) that for some reason is not working correctly. The computer boots up, but black screen. No beeps, but power light remains on and you can tell fan is running. I know a little about computers, but not that much .

-Have had a wacky battery for years now, that it needs to remain on charger at all times to boot up or keep running, so I think battery won't keep charge - but think battery and cable are OK for most part.
-Tried to reset BIOs doing the thing where you hold down the windows key and B, then power button, then release ? nothing L
-Checked screen with bright light to see anything - nothing.
-Removed battery, held down power button for 3 min. to discharge any energy.
-Removed and reinserted RAM (and switched around slots ? 4 different ways), tried starting each time, no success.
-I even cleaned the RAM slots and removed any dust (with bulb air blower I have). Made sure to not touch any contacts, etc.
-Ordered new RAM online yesterday to see if that will fix the problem, will try when it comes in. Although I will feel guilty about spending the money if that does not fix the problem and it?s just a dead motherboard.

Basically, I wanted to know if there is any sure fire way to see if the motherboard is truly dead? Is the motherboard even worth replacing considering the computer is so old? Also, I am not sure if it is even worth having a technician look at the computer if the computer is so old, and may... Read more

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I have an old HP laptop from 2009 (G61-320US ? Windows 10) that for some reason is not working correctly.Click to expand...

The HP G60-320US Notebook PC (VM352UA#ABA) originally came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Its driver downloads list is dated 2009 - 2010, so you're correct about it being several years old.
Have had a wacky battery for years now, that it needs to remain on charger at all times to boot up or keep running, so I think battery won't keep chargeClick to expand...

A laptop battery will die over time, so the issue you have with yours isn't unusual.
Basically, I wanted to know if there is any sure fire way to see if the motherboard is truly dead? Is the motherboard even worth replacing considering the computer is so old? Also, I am not sure if it is even worth having a technician look at the computer if the computer is so old, and maybe I should just get another one?Click to expand...

A reliable laptop technician should be able to determine that, but as you already said, is it worth the cost to have it checked and replaced?

What I would probably do is use its recovery media disc kit to attempt to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit in it.

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today i was using my comp and all of a sudden it shut down(no warning just a black screen on moniter) i tried t turn it on the fans would spin for about 5 seconds then its dead again i have to turn the power supply off for 10 secs and i power on and same thing can anyone help (using xp) (its not the moniter)
 

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I built my daughter's computer years ago, and now am having problems I think may be related to the motherboard.

In the process of adding memory and wireless networking, the computer started acting up. First, the monitor would come on, and it would boot, but the mouse would freeze up. I changed out the mouse for one I knew worked. Same thing. After that, when turning the computer on, it would get "stuck" right after the memory check. After that happened, the monitor would come on, but its just a blank screen. I removed the wireless networking, and removed everything else but the monitor. Still I get the same thing. So now I have no mouse and no monitor. The drive light stays on, but as far as I can tell, nothing is happening.

Is this indicative of a bad motherboard? If so, should I just upgrade? Or should I replace it with the same?

The case is ATX. The motherboard is M598LMR. Its running an AMD K6-2 300.

Any help and/or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Linda
 

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I have the same problem, it seems like a bunch of us are getting dead motherboards around the same time... approximately 15 months after manufacturing. I'm guessing this is a systematic issue. HP really needs to fix these boards without changing customers that gave their product a chance. Customer service said it would be $500 to fix.

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So my brothers computer one day just wouldn't turn on at all. Tonight, he swore up and down that it was NOT his motherboard because there was a led light that was working when he tried to turn it on. I took it home with me and plugged it in and everything. It makes no noise, and does aboslutely NOTHING when I try to turn it on. But that ONE led light(on the mobo) does turn on when I hit the power button. I believe the motherboard is dead. I figure, if nothing happens(when powered) except for a light turning on that it means the computer is just getting power and the mobo is dead. Am I right? Is the motherboard dead? And is there a way to test all these parts(I'm in school for computers, just haven't learned how to test things)?
Thanks guys.
 

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Specs

Detailed system specs and POWER SUPPLY ?
 

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Hi, My motherboard died a little while ago (i think a week)  and then i decided to upgrad ewhile im at it but can/will acer give me a new copy of windows or is there still windows on the harddrive?

A:dead motherboard

Hello, The Windows version of your desktop is an OEM pre-installed version (erecovery media). It works only with your Acer motherboard. They are linked.That will not work with another motherboard. You can order the Acer spare part from your Acer store. Microsoft OEM Partner Center: "Generally, an end user can upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on a computer?except the motherboard?and still retain the license for the original Microsoft OEM operating system software. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created. Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred to the new computer, and the license of new operating system software is required. If the motherboard is replaced because it is defective, you do not need to acquire a new operating system license for the PC as long as the replacement motherboard is the same make/model or the same manufacturer's replacement/equivalent, as defined by the manufacturer's warranty."

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My neighbor's computer is booting up, memory is OK, it lists the HD and then says CD Rom is found.
Then the following error messages occur:
Keyboard is locked out- unlock...
CMOS checksum error-defaults loaded
CMOS battery failed.

So, is this a motherboard problem, HD problem or CMOS battery problem?
And if it is any of these, is a 5 year old computer worth replaing any of the above mentioned?? It has a Pentium S 166 mhz processor so you see my point here.
Thanks is advance!
Vicki
 

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My motherboard is confirmed Dead. my motherboard is a evga Nvidia 590sli.
i hope not to spend too much for one $200.
my psu is 700 watts,hard drive is 500gbs.
my Tower is the Thermaltake Armor.
any thoughts would help thankyou.
 

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Be sure you know the cause of the failure. EVGA boards have been very good for us. Despite your 700 watt power supply, some brands have been known to cause failures of motherboards. It is difficult to comment futher without knowning which CPU you intend to use. We recommend ASUS, Gigabyte, Intel, FoxConn, MSI, BIOStar, and MSI for reliability and long life.
You might want to read some of the motherboard reviews at www.tomshardware.com and www.anandtech.com.
I would go for a FoxConn for Reliability, Intel for ease of install, Gigabyte, EVGA, or ASUS for power gaming.
Tell us more of what you plan to use from the failed board... CPU, power supply brand and model, Videographics.
 

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so I guess thats my que thats its time to get a new mobo/cpu. I am looking into AMD 64 CPU's, but I cant seem to find any boards that support them that don't use PCI-E. I have a radon 9800 pro and would like to not have to go spens $500 on a PCI-E card because my 9800 satisfies me plenty. So I was wondering if anyone knew of any boards that supported AGP 8x and are compatible w/ an AMD Athlon 64 3200+.

Thanks in advance
 

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AMD info site

AMD 64
 

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Hey guys,

I recently built a PC with a 6600k, Z170 mobo, 16GB DDR4, etc. My original motherboard was the Gigabyte G1 Gaming 5. I was having issues with when entering sleep mode, the computer would not turn back on, and upon hard resetting, nothing would happen.

I figured it had to be defective parts, so I replaced the CPU, RAM and motherboard and now have an ASUS Pro Gaming Aura. I had been having the same issue, but since it was always fixable by resetting the CMOS, I didn't make it much of a priority to resolve it. I think it's due to a broken copy of Windows.

Last night I shut the computer down (all the way) and this morning it was completely unresponsive. I've reset the CMOS multiple times, tried booting with 1 RAM stick and have absolutely no idea as for what to do.

Help is greatly appreciated!
 

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Hi

Had a couple of systems in last couple of weeks where either the motherboard or cpu has died and often come up against this same problem.

One system came to me 'dead'. Replaced motherboard & cpu and all is working fine now. The second system had intermittent lagging probs when running windows. Did all the usual things to fix the prob (did a Windows repair, defragged, cleaned up system and registry, ruled out virus/malware issues, etc etc) but finally determined that the probs were most likely hardware related. No warning beeps or anything else to help in diagnosis. Replaced the power supply and RAM but probs continued. Ran hardware diagnostics and stress tests etc (Hiren's Boot CD) but after 2 days, and before testing completed, the system died totally. I suspect the CPU may have been the problem but as testing was not completed can't be sure.

My question is, is there any easy way to tell whether its the motherboard or the CPU that has died? If I'm not sure, I generally replace both (which is what I did with both these systems). However I am finding I now have a few motherboard/cpu combos where most likely it is only one or the other component that has died, but I'm not keen to spend money unnecessarily. I'd like to be able to utilize the cpus/motherboards that are still OK instead of trashing the whole combo. Rather than going to the expense of buying a suitable cpu to test a motherboard, and vice-versa, I figure there's jus... Read more

A:Dead motherboard or cpu??

Seems like a difficult problem to diagnose easily. Can you describe the "lagging" in more detail? What were you running when the lagging occurs?

As far as CPU vs. motherboard, if your CPU is dead, then the motherboard won't POST. However, if certain things are wrong with the motherboard, then it will cause the computer to cease to POST as well. The easiest way I can think of is to find another CPU that is compatible with your motherboard and to test your computer with that CPU installed. If it boots, then it was your CPU; if not, then it wasn't your CPU, though it might also not be your motherboard.

Did you get both systems from the same place? If so, might be time to find a new supplier
 

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I originally had this problem "I bought a new computer in component form (an abit raid MB, an XP1700+ CPU, 2 x 256mb ddrram) and put it together (i have done this lots of times)when i started up the computer i got no video yet i also got no beeps or anything else apart from the drives and fans all starting up.Another strange thing is to turn the computer off i have to gold the power button down for 5 seconds, the motherboard is one i have used before and is a straight press once to turn off normally."
To try to fault find and see if it was a dodgy motherbord i took the memory and cpu home to tyr there and as soon as i put the memory chips 2x 256mb DDR chips in my computer it did the same thing to my motherboard. Now even putting the old memory back in i can no longer get video and my computer too has changed from 1 push of the power switch to having to press and hold to turn it off
it is unlikely to be cpu as i have had a working one in the computer that does same thing and then works when put back in it's original machine
 

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Can anyone tell me if this sounds like I've got a dead motherboard? CPU lights (green & red) come on when I turn it on and so does the light on the CD rom but nothing else happens - monitor never comes on, eventually the red light on the CPU goes off and the green one stays on. I tested a working monitor from another computer but it does not come on with this one. The fan is running fine. I took apart all the connections (HD, CD, etc.) and reconnected everything to make sure nothing was loose. I also checked the video card - it's fine. I never got any beeps before it went totally dark. I am going to try the HD on another computer tomorrow but I thought I'd ask first about the motherboard. Is there a way to check them? If it helps it is an ASUS P4SDX.
 

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Hello, i have had this problem for about 4 days now and i can't seem to find an answer for it or no one else has the same problem

i start up my computer (newer one) there's a red "x" over the connection even though my internet is fine if not excellent i troubleshoot it says "you need to install drivers for your network adapter"

i click on update drivers then this new message appeared

"Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device"
"windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it"
(network adapter name here)
"the system cannot find the file specified"

i load the drivers and utilities disc for my motherboard (MSI GF615M-P33) nothing happens all of it is installed, i try MSI website nothing happens, i tried resetting my CMOS battery and nope still will not install the drivers any ideas? thanks

A:is my motherboard dead?

A lot of times if you have a windows updated driver, it will only be able to install or update from the same set of driver signatures.

Try running windows update.

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I think it just might be.

For the past month it's had a problem of getting a BSOD every hour or so that it was on, and then it'd restart itself. Well I reformated my system and that seemed to fix the problem.

This morning we had a gigantic thunder storm, what with lightening and all that jazz. When it woke me up, I realized that my PC had just restarted. I went over to it to see if it was alright, and the monitor didn't come on. So I turned it off, and 2 hours later when I was much more awake, I turned it on again. All the fans are running, and I can turn the lights on inside of it. Also, RIGHT when I first turn it on all the lights on my keyboard come on for a brief second and they never come on again. Nor does my mouse. That is it. Even when I leave it on for 5 minutes, I get no signal, and I can't even open the DVD drive. When I turn on the monitor, all I get it "no signal input" and then it goes back to sleep.

So at first I thought video card, but based on it's previous antics, and now seeing as how even the DVD drive wont turn no either, is it suffice to say that it is probably the motherboard?
 

A:Is my motherboard dead?

Could be the motherboard or the power supply. You might want to try replacing the power supply first (it's cheaper). If the computer still isn't working, then it's probably safe to assume that the motherboard is shot.
 

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Hello
I had 3 graphics cards die in the last few months in my system. Those were 2x 770GTX and one GTX970. The first GTX770 worked fine for about 2 years, then it just died (system was pretty much idle, I went for a drink and monitor was off when I came back), I got another one from warranty and it also died (a few days after I installed it). Third time they gave me a GTX970, it worked fine for about a week and now it died, although the symptoms are different from the GTX770. Both GTX770's died completely, there was no display at all. The GTX970 it somewhat working (without drivers) but getting Error code 43 in Device Manager, its very likely half dead and I will make sure tomorrow. Anyways I have an old GTX470 that worked just fine while I was waiting for warranty to replace each of those cards. I'm using it now as well.

So, If I do get another replacement for my graphics card, I need to know that this won't happen again. The 2 likely suspects to me are PSU and motherboard. So my question to you guys, is how could I narrow it down?

One card out of four that didn't die, is much older than the rest (GTX470 as I mentioned), and as such consumes much less power. So that sort of leads me to believe that it is in fact the PSU's fault. But how could I test it and know for sure?

Sorry for the long message and I do really hope that you could give me some golden advice here. I don't want to purchase another PSU and have another GPU die.

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I have a laptop that was fine until i shut it down. It shut down but didnt start up. when turning it on the lights come on indicating power is fine but nothing appears on the screen or on an alternative monitor via VGA cable? i think.

IF this is the case is it always the case of just buying a new one or is there a nak to fixing this?

Thanx for those who are reading
 

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Have an off-brand PC (Systemax) that died after 18 months. Won't boot. PSU and other fans come on. Hard drive spins. DVD drive seems dead, won't open. Video posts "no signal." Nothing after that. No warning signs of problem.

Tried swapping in a different power supply. Same results.

What else should I try?
 

A:Is my motherboard dead?

try taking the battery out of the motherboard for about 5 mins and put it back in and try to start the pc
 

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Hello
My problem is, I have rebuilt a comuter using some older parts and some new parts. The motherboard a (Asus K7M ) was working fine when last used, but now installed in a new case does not want to fire up at all. I have power and all the LEDs and fans are all working fine, there is no signal on the monitor and have tried a different one, also I have tried changing the graphics card all without any luck. Would I be right in thinking this is some thing to do with the BIOS or am I missing some thing more obvious.
Thankyou for any help on this matter
Bigbear
 

A:Is my motherboard dead

Well, you need to rule out some more things. Could be memory, processor, could be your shorting it out in the case (try it outside the case on cardboard or something)...
 

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Hi guys i have an Asrock Fm2a58 +btc and i tried to update my bios to 1.60 version .. when i pressed update i took a message on screen that it was successfull and another one message to press enter for restart .. after restart my pc didnt post cpu and case fans was running but nothing more i tried to reset cmos and bios jumper but no luck .. i went my pc to the store that i buy it i told them that after bios update it didnt post and they didnt check my mobo for bios failure .. they tried to put another cpu and ram in my mobo and they said that my mobo is dead from a short circuit between my case and screws can you help me pls ? and sorry about my engish !!!

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i am in need of a ms-7826(kailil) version1.0 motherboard, **bleep** hard to  find, orcan any one tell me if the version 2 will fit to be a replacment ????

A:dead motherboard

Hi, Verson 2 should fit.  However, you might have an issue with the W10 license when you change motherboards. If you do, then call MS and explain that you can't find the exact replacement.

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well, my computer won't turn on. it's been up and running for about 1 month with no problems. i have not made any hardware changes since then.

when i press the power button nothing. i pulled apart the system, tested hardware and came to the conclusion that my mobo was toast.

however, if i plug in my wireless USB adapter i do get lights on it, meaning it is getting power. same goes for my ipod shuffle.

does this mean that my mobo is not toast and it could be another issue?

if the mobo was fried would the USB still get power? i wouldn't think so.

any help would be great.
 

A:dead motherboard?

May be it's a bios issue. When you press the power button, your motherboard power up but if there is nothing in the bios, what action will it take? May be its a bios issue?
 

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Hi sorry my first post is a problem. Any advice or opinions are very welcome.

3 weeks ago i upgraded my ram from 1gb ddr 2700 to 2gb ddr 3200, and i installed a new GeForce 7600 GS.

Things were going well till 3 days ago when it crashed and wouldn't fully start up. I am getting two beeps at BIOS (AMI) so I figured its either the motherboard or the new ram (Right? / Wrong?). Reinstalled the old components then it rebooted but crashed 20 mins later and again wont fully startup. Tried reinstalling windows and it worked again for 20 mins or so then crashed and again now wont fully start up. Tried reinstalling windows again but now it wont complete that, just freezes.

I have scanned both sets of RAM with Memtest86 and it showed no errors on both sets. I have tried starting up with no RAM installed and there were no beeps or warnings from bios. So is the motherboard dead?

Would buying a new motherboard fix everything?

My specs (original):

AMD Athlon 64 3400+
MSI ms-6741 motherboard
1gb ddr ram 2700
Geforce FX5200
180 gb hdd (x2)
300w psu
win xp

HELP PLS
 

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We had a 10-15 second power blip a couple of mornings ago. My desktop computer was on and of course shut down when the power went out. When I tried to turn it back on it would do nothing - no fans, no lights, no POST. I replaced the PSU hoping that was it, but still no activity. I have checked the on/off switch and it seems to work fine. I have checked all of the connections. Is this most likely a zapped motherboard? Is there anything else I could check before I replace it?
 

A:Dead Motherboard?

Can you open your computer without touching anything and take a look? if you see any damaged capacitors or circuits, you can google for bad capacitors pictures to compare them... capacitors must be plain and silver on top, not inflated or ... i dont know the word... no spots or liquid or burn look over them... it happened to me some time ago that an electricity cut damaged some of them (though mine were hidden under micro´s slot) and my mother stopped responding... maybe some technic person would be better to check it out
 

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Hello everyone, my dell xps 1530 laptop is not working, i dont know what happens
when i shut down the laptop it updates and when i turned it on after 3 hours it shows me a blank screen. The fan is working and the disk drive is fine as well but its not booting i think there is no POST... I already try to remove the battery and use the adapter, nothing happens. i hold the power button for 30 seconds and 1 minute and no progress. I was wondering maybe my board is dead due to overheated because, i was playing games too long. I contact dell and i got no answers from them they want me to charge $49.00 for talking with them over the phone before proceeding to diagnose. Im using intel core 2 duo 2.4 mghz, 3gb ram, 256 nvidia M 5600GT..
I dont wanna buy a new one coz i spent $1600 on this laptop. Hopefully i got helped on this matter.
Thank You...
 

A:Is the motherboard dead?

Did you ever get this resolved?
There are a few more options in this guide: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic113137.html
 

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Good Morning, afternoon or evening depending which hemisphere you are in, uk here so Good Morning.

I have some experience with pc's & microsoft but struggling with putting together a couple of computers from several old ones. I have\had a good motherboard which isn't responding when put into a new case, I've checked the power as in put the power pack into another computer and it worked. I can't see a fuse on the motherboard, then again don't know what I'm looking for as have not been able to get hold of the manual. Can anyone suggest what I can do next to test it?

Also

My sons computer keep throwing wobblies (I'm sure there are evil little pixies in computers that dissapear when I open the case just to find there way back).

I got the message Verifying DMI Pool Data ... nothing.
Eventully managed to ghost hiis hard drive, can't remember what stages I went through but got it up and working, shut down and bang back to square one. He has a second hard drive set just to save data, no operating system.

Any help gratefully received

Gail
 

A:Dead Motherboard

System specs? also, make sure your motherboard wasnt somehow shocked with static electricity. That could be the problem.
 

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A family member has a two-year-old HP G62-225DX that she uses for her college work. The battery gave out spring 2012 and we put off buying a new one as we couldn't afford it at the time. So she has continued to run the PC with the AC adapter.

About two weeks ago, the computer quit on her during an assignment. I checked the AC adapter on another HP G62 (also with a dead battery) and it worked there just fine. Her PC had been running hot as I've heard HPs tend to but she would shut it down when she noticed this.

A friend who is more familiar with PCs than I am (I use Macs but the basics are the basics, right?) suggested from my description of the problem that it could be one of three things: 1) the DC In board; 2) the power supply; or 3) the mother board.

I borrowed a good battery of the same sort and tried to start up with just battery power but still no go. This should rule out the DC In board, correct? I then plugged in the AC adapter but the PC still wouldn't start.

I'd rather replace a part myself at a cost that I can control rather than turn it over to some geek squad and have it repaired at a to-be-disclosed-later cost. I have a copy of the "HP G62 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide," and the replacement procedures are straight forward and well within my abilities. How do I tell now what component is causing this problem? Is there a clear way to tell whether it's the motherboard at fault or not?

Thanks.
 

A:How can I tell if it's a dead motherboard?

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Hi all,

I am trying to build my son a PC (i've built a few in the past and touch wood they are all working )

But nothing seems to happen with this PC, the motherboard fan & CPU fan spin continuously but i get no beeps, no monitor activity.

The motherboard is a Soltek, and has a red light that stays on near the CPU.

I've pulled the battery for a few minutes to clear cmos, but that hasn't helped, any advice welcomed.

Thanks Adey
 

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Hello,

Recently i was given a better graphics card than the one i already had.
I disconnected all the wires from the back of the computer then i opened the case up, took the old graphics card out and i also took out the ram out to check what type i had incase i wanted to buy more ram in the future, i then put the new graphics card back in and the ram also.
I then put the case back on and connected all the wires back into the computer

Now nothing is working, I get no signal on my monitor, i have tried 2 monitors but i know that both of them work, I have searched google for explanations but As i am not a computer whiz, I do not really know what to do.

I have seen topics saying take the bios (cmos) battery out wait 10/20 minutes and put it back in - but nothing was different.

I read in a manual about cmos jumper thing but i dont what to do.

Has anybody got any suggestions? Is my motherdead or a case of a simple thing that needs fixing?

Hope to get a reply soon

Thanks,
KlaSh :wave:
 

A:Is my motherboard dead?

First off, a motherboard is not a simple thing. BUt i dobt you killed your Mobo.


When you turn on the PC, does any fans lights etc come on?
Any beeps? if it is a dell, check for 5 lights labeled ABCD (i think) what color are they?
Are you sure the video card is in a working state?
Can you put in the old video card?

My guess, you do not have the video card of RAM seated right. Which requires only a second of adjustment.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8200(pretty old, 5 yrs) with big startup problem. The problem occurred in 3 phases:

1) I took my laptop camping, but never used it and left it in the car. When I got home, I was having a BSOD at startup. When it tried to restart, it was giving startup memory errors:

"Memory write/read failure at _____ expecting ______
Decreasing available memory"

I thought it sounded like memory module going bad, so I removed one of the memory modules from Slot B (512MB). The system now booted up and just ran slow since it put me down to 256MB(in Slot A). I then shut down and put the 512 module in Slot A. It booted up fine again - eliminating a bad 512 module. THEN...I inserted the 256MB back in Slot B (with 512 in Slot A) and low and behold, it worked.

Worked fine for one week...THEN

2) Started getting BSOD in the middle of working on various applications at various times. Upon reboot it would give me the "Amount of system memory has changed" and/or Memory Write/Read failure at _______ expecting _______ Strike F1 to continue.

I would continue and it would load OK and I would work along until the next BSOD.

3) Finally and currently, Windows will not load at all. Everytime I reboot it gives me the memory changed error and press F1. I did get the Diagnostics CD from Dell to load and I ran ALL of the tests / advanced tests. It tested the memory and hard drives along with all systems good.

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A:Possible dead Motherboard?

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Hey..

I am a beginner in tech world, so pls forgive my ignorance.
Few days back, I moved to my new home and in the process of arranging the furniture, I accidentally touched my motherboard circuit with my bare hands. ( dont ask why )
I was walking on carpet with my socks on, so I think there was static that passed through and fried my MB.
Now i cant get my desktop to turn on. I didnot have any issues with it till date. I would like to rule out if there is any other cause to it before heading to a tech store and spending any money on it.

If it is the motherboard, I have looked online and my model is no longer in production. I would like to know what is the next best replacement for a GA G31M E2SL (gigabyte) motherboard..

Thank you.

P.S. - I am a beginner, and I am not that good with computer terminology. Please explain in detail. Thank you.
 

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Hi folks,

When I switched my PC on this morning, I'm getting no signal to the monitor whatsoever (not just a blank screen - the monitor doesn't recognise that anything is attached). I am getting no POST beeps (I don't remember ever having got any but the manual suggests I should and it's the sort of thing I wouldn't notice anyway). Everything else happens as it should (i.e. fans run, hard drive spins up).

I had the exact same issue with my other PC a few months back and solved it by reseating my RAM. This didn't work this time. I've had issues with my RAM causing infrequent BSODs before so I know at least one stick is faulty (I have 4) but I don't know which one. I've tried with just one stick at a time and no luck, so presumably the RAM isn't the problem either. Trying without any memory in at all still results in no POST beeps.

I tried the monitor with my laptop (did work) and tried a spare monitor with the PC (didn't work) so the problem is clearly with the PC and not the monitor.

I use a graphics card but my mobo also has onboard graphics (although I've never tried to use them). I took out the graphics card (after having tried to simply reseat it first) and plugged the monitor into the onboard VGA - no luck.

I've reset the BIOS, no luck.

Upon physical inspection, everything inside the case looks fine. Have disconnected and reconnected all cables.

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A:Is my motherboard dead? :(

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